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John William Traylor

Services for John William Traylor, 97, of Hammond, who died Saturday July 3, 2021, in Hammond were held July 8 at Laird Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Philip Alford officiating. Burial followed at Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.
Mr. Traylor was born June 29, 1924, in Mt. Lebonon, La., the son of Roger Cunningham Traylor and Lula Belle Whitaker Traylor. He was married for 60 years to Frankie Jean Maynor Traylor. In 1952, Mr. Traylor moved to Natchez from Springhill, La., and worked for International Paper Company. He retired after 20 years and moved to Monticello, where he worked for St. Regis Paper Company and later Georgia-Pacific. Mr. Traylor was a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Monticello. He resided in Monticello for many years and moved to Covington, La., with his son. He later lived at The Belle Maison Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Frankie J. Traylor; son-in-law, Ed Harvey; and grandson, Mike Harvey.
Survivors include his children, Sue Harvey, Steve Traylor (Vyrl Traylor), Janice Coman (Barney Coman), and Beverly Ford (Bob Ford); grandchildren, Jason Harvey (Kelly Rayborn Harvey), Stephanie Ford, Shannon Ford, Chris Ford (Aimee Ford), Jamie Ford Fisher (Andy Fisher), Josh Ford, Rachel Traylor Cousins (Daniel Cousins), and Leslie Coman Doody (Bill Doody); great-grandchildren, Haiden Harvey, Greyson Harvey, Baleigh Rayborn, Andrew Lohmeyer, Jackson Lohmeyer (Ali Sonier), Kennedy Lohmeyer, Emily Doody, Mitchell Doody, Shiloh Penrod, Jonas Ford, Lyla Ford, Sawyer Fisher, and Charlee Fisher; and one great-great-grandchild, Wilder Lohmeyer.
Pallbearers were Charlie Peterson, Jason Harvey, Daniel Cousins, and Andrew Lohmeyer.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Janet Bechnel of New Century Hospice and Mr. Traylor’s nurses, Blanche and Hana.
Memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.